Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Challenging Situation / Edition 1

Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Challenging Situation / Edition 1

by Jean Boreen, Donna Niday, Mary K. Johnson, Mary K. Johnson
     
 

Designed for mentors, administrators, and teacher educators, Mentoring Across Boundaries builds on the foundations of the authors' previous book, Mentoring Beginning Teachers, to explore many of the specific issues that impact the mentoring relationship.

While there are general mentoring strategies that apply to nearly all programs, the success of

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Overview

Designed for mentors, administrators, and teacher educators, Mentoring Across Boundaries builds on the foundations of the authors' previous book, Mentoring Beginning Teachers, to explore many of the specific issues that impact the mentoring relationship.

While there are general mentoring strategies that apply to nearly all programs, the success of any individual mentoring situation is affected by the relationship between mentor and mentee, the school environment, the mentee's stage of career, and other influences.

Among the issues the authors explore are:

  • age, gender, and culture in the mentoring relationship;
  • new teachers in urban or rural school environments;
  • veteran teachers moving across buildings or into a new school;
  • teachers working with at-risk students;
  • mentoring “burned-out” teachers;
  • self-mentoring;
  • working with struggling teachers;
  • mentoring through technology.

The most recent report from the National Commission on Teacher and America's Future states that “The conventional wisdom is that we can't find enough good teachers. The truth is that we can't keep enough good teachers.” Mentoring has proven one of the most effective ways to keep teachers in the field. With Mentoring Across Boundaries in hand, mentors and administrators will find the guidance they need to navigate many of the rough spots that have the potential to derail successful mentoring.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571103772
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. ISetting the Stage for Effective Mentoring5
1Choosing and Supporting Good Mentors7
2Mentoring Through Goal Setting: "Where Are We Going and How Do We Know We Have Arrived?"22
Pt. IIResponding to Challenging Situations41
3Age and Gender43
4Mentoring Across Culture74
5Mentoring in Rural or Urban Schools87
6Moving Across Buildings or Districts: Experienced Teachers in New Environments107
7Mentoring the Teacher Teaching At-Risk Students121
8Mentoring to Avoid Burnout135
9Self-Mentoring: Coaching Oneself Toward Growth154
10Mentoring the Teacher Who Struggles170
11Thinking Outside the Box: Using Technology to Support Mentoring190
App. AInternet Resources for Mentors and Beginning Teachers204
App. BSample Mentoring Questionnaires207
Contributors209
References211

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